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    #1

    Help me to know the answer , please .

    What does " fight fire with fire " mean ?
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    #2

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    Quote Originally Posted by selwan View Post
    What does " fight fire with fire " mean ?
    If you fight fire with fire, you fight something or someone using a very similar or the same way as they are fighting you.
    Use this link. https://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/

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    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    #3

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    Quote Originally Posted by selwan View Post
    What does "fight fire with fire" mean?
    See my corrections above in red. Do not put a space after opening quotation marks. Do not put a space before closing quotation marks. Do not put a space before a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    selwan, please note that a better title would have been fight fire with fire.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


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    #5

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    "Help me to know" does not sound right.
    "Help me to understand" or "explain to me".

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    #6

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    'Help me to find out the answer.'

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    #7

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    That works. The "to" is optional.

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    #8

    Re: Help me to know the answer , please .

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hellow, Selwan:

    I read NortT's excellent link. To the best of my knowledge, the following information was not included (if it was, a moderator will delete this post):

    I have read that sometimes when there is a big fire in the forest, the firefighters will start another fire.

    The second fire wll help to stop the first fire.

    Thus, one can sometimes fight fire with fire.

    When you get time, please google the noun backfire.



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    Mona: You are taller than me.
    James: Excuse me, Mona, but if you want to speak English good, you should say, "taller than I."
    Mona: Well, excuse me, James, but I think that you meant "speak English well."
    James: OMG! You're right!

    Mona fought fire with fire.

    James wll be very careful in the future before he goes around correcting other people's grammar.

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